Rifamycin Antibiotics Attack Tuberculosis Bacteria With Walls, Not Signals

Monday, August 25, 2008 - 11:21 in Health & Medicine

Amid concerns about the rising number of new tuberculosis cases worldwide, researchers have reexamined and disproved a theory that describes how a potent class of antibiotics kills a deadly form of bacteria. The findings not only bring scientists closer to understanding how these antibiotics work but also how the bacteria become resistant to their effects.

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